Volume VI, #139
"The greeniacs are taking over the world."
-- Don Blankenship, CEO of coal giant Massey Energy
In this issue
1)Take Action: Repower, Refuel and Rebuild America
1) Take Action: Repower, Refuel and Rebuild America
We have a great opportunity right now to begin creating a clean energy future -- by getting all of our energy from clean sources, cutting our dependence on oil, creating clean energy jobs and reducing global warming by 80%.Are you looking forward to working with President-elect Obama on these critical priorities?
Learn about the new members and their environmental agendas. http://www.sierraclub.org/politics/
3)Take Action: Give the Gift of Nature
Tell Congress to support the No Child Left Inside Act so that today's youth can learn about the environment and tomorrow’s workers are prepared to enter the green job market.
4) Victory: Coal State Officials Reject Mining Proposal
Congressman Chandler summarized the flawed logic behind this proposed rule change: "The Office of Surface Mining's proposed overhaul of the Stream Buffer Zone rule does nothing but harm the Appalachian communities it purports to help." Even in the heart of coal country these officials have realized that we don't have to sacrifice our waters and communities to keep the lights on. There are better options.
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